I thought the variety of cars listed was interesting. Packard was well represented with Stevens a solid second. Only two Fords (Model K and I would guess an NRS), and only one Maxwell.
I may have missed a few, or the numbers may be off (I reserve the right to be wrong ):
They listed the people that attended the race but there was no info about the race or who won!
Can we get the Indianapolis Star to list the spectators at the 2014 Indy 500?
I can probably find the race results.
This is a month before the Model T reaches the market. I bet the numbers a year later in September 1909 would show more Fords.........
This wasn't just your run of the mill race.......
Strang said he would bring home the trophy in the article above,
And he delivered:
Had to be an exciting time back then, considering so many people were probably still saddling up horses to go watch these "newfangled" machines race around. Looks like #3 in the picture has a left front tire going flat!
Nice articles Rob.
Lowell was - is a mill town with an interesting history.
According to UMass Center for Lowell History the 1908 race was a road race and the first in Lowell.
This is the approximate route